MOVEMENT is a CELEBRATION of the BODY…
Ever since I was a young child I loved to move, run, play, and dance!
Focusing on PT school, in my college years at Boston University, dancing took a back seat but I started jogging as a form of exercise and entered into some road races with friends. After graduation, I was wide-eyed and excited to get out there and help people heal and live their best pain free lives. But that excitement quickly faded in the traditional PT environments I worked where time with patients was severely restricted and in some instances more than one patient was treated at the same time. To top it off, traditional techniques just weren’t freeing people of their pain. At best, they were maintaining.
About a year into working, I found Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). IMT provided answers and tools to help people in ways above and beyond traditional PT methods. With IMT, the source of an issue is found, worked with and eliminated. I was also introduced to acupressure and saw how it created flow and relaxation in the body. It was during this time, I learned how to take care of myself, eat healthy, and reduce my stress level. Not only did I learn all these wonderful techniques, I started receiving sessions for myself. I directly saw that all these components, when used together, accelerated the healing and recovery process in myself and others. IMT and acupressure powerfully impact not only present injuries but more importantly prevent reoccurrence.
I started dancing again 12 years after starting PT school. It was then I realized how much I missed the very movement of dance and the way it made me feel inside and out. I have experience in jazz, tap, ballet, and acrobatics from childhood. As an adult, I dance many forms including: belly dance, modern, ballet, Ballroom, Salsa, West Coast Swing and Hustle. I am also an experienced competitor in Hustle and West Coast Swing. Dancing is a weekly activity for me. It challenges my body, mind and soul.
One item on my bucket list since college was to run a marathon. Maybe it was because of going to school in Boston and the palpable vibe and excitement in the city on marathon day. So in 2011, I applied for the NYC Marathon and was ecstatic to get in on my first try. I trained and completed my first NYC Marathon that year. The excitement of that day was so addictive I’ve run the NYC Marathon every year since. My 2014 NYC Marathon qualified me for Boston in 2016 which I also completed. And my time from the 2019 NYC Marathon qualified me for Chicago 2020 and Boston 2021.
Hello…My name is Lisa Mammano and I am the founder of Alchemy Physical Therapy.
I feel privileged that I can give each client uninterrupted 1:1 care during every session. This allows for a full detailed evaluation of the body and the creation of a unique treatment plan just for you. Combining the profound techniques of IMT and acupressure with the development of a home program, including neurofascial process, tapping, gentle yoga/stretching, and focused breathing, will accelerate the natural healing processes of your body.
It was with marathon training that I took my body to the next level and where I discovered the limitless potential of the human body. No matter who you are or what your situation is, everyone has a next level! I feel unstoppable. I’ve been able to optimize my health and my performance in all I do and I’m passionate about helping you do the same.